Of Dyer, passed away in his ninety-first year, having been ill for a few days. He was quite active up until he was forced to lie down and take that final rest.
"Uncle Joe," as we all know him, was loved and appreciated by all who knew him. He was a loyal Cumberland Presbytrian. I think I knew Uncle Joe. He loved, trusted, and obeyed God. God was real to Uncle Joe by experience. God give us more Uncle Joes.
On April 8, all the ministers and visiting ministers of near-by towns were present to pay him special tribute. At his request, I tried in my feeble way to pay honor to a life so well-lived as Uncle Joe's.
He was one of the greatest missionaries our church ever had. He gave his life for his Church without pay. God bless his memory to the good of all who knew him.
He left behind a God-blessed wife and a group of fine children.
May God bless and comfort each of their hearts.
Rev. G.C. McIlwain.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, June 17, 1943, page 23]
Report of the Committee on Mortuary
Rev. J.T. Stockton, Obion Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1943, page 152]